More things to do in Hermosa Beach
Located right on the pier, this Hermosa Beach enclave boasts classic American cocktails, craft beers, American whiskeys and bourbons and wines—on top of their daily happy hour (3-7pm) and late-night happy hour (Mon-Tue 11pm-1am) and 20 plasma TVs. Stop by for a drink and catch the live UFC fighting match, while digging into their Thursday $2 tacos.
If you choose to take advantage of the free bike valet, you'll likely ride on at least some portion of this 22-mile bicycle path that traces nearly the entire extent of L.A.'s westward-facing coastline. The path starts at Will Rogers State Beach and winds its way all the way down to Torrance County Beach.
While we doubt most people visit the Beach Cities for this grassy median, it's a worthwhile and charming walk if you're in the area, especially if you're trying to avoid the masses down at the Strand. The 3.5-mile trail meanders between Ardmore Avenue and Valley Drive in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. Despite its proximity to the road and its distance from the water, the lush, leafy trail still feels serene as it makes its way through the beachy communities.
If you're going to be in the area, you might as well stop at some of L.A.'s best surf shops, a number of which are located in Hermosa Beach and the surrounding area.
Also located on the pier, Silvio's Brazilian BBQ is your destination for real Brazilian "Backyard style BBQ" with a Southern California twist. Silvio's uses freshly grilled meats and seafood's to make a variety of delicious BBQ sandwiches, fresh salads, plates and rice bowls. We also recommend trying their delicious hand-shaken Caipiroska's, assorted fresh fruit muddled with a little cane sugar, then shaken on the rocks with vodka.
Start in Hermosa Beach for Fiesta Hermosa and end up in it's neighbor, Manhattan Beach. Don't expect this beach town to be any less crowded though.
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